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Laura......The one with the rage
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Originally posted by Laura......The one with the rage:
There is also that famous cricketer called "Jack Russell"

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The Jack Russell Terrier takes it name from the Reverend John Russell who bred one of the finest strains of terriers for working fox in Devonshire, England in the mid-to-late 1800's.
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So it's not like he's named after a dog, but the father of a breed...

-Tim

Now that's just the boring way to look at it! [Wink]
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I think I've mentioned this already but I went to school with a Richard Everhard (hint: "Dick" is short for Richard)

-Tim

A FOAF's parents named him Richard, too. Way to ensure a torment-free childhood for your son, Mr. and Mrs. Head...

My older brother's name is Thomas, and mine is Richard but, for some reason, my parents didn't decide to call my younger brother "Harold."

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valandearl19
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I still can't get over Apple Martin. One slip up and he's Apple Martini

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Jackie in the Elevator
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I still can't get over Apple Martin. One slip up and he's Apple Martini

Apple Martin is a girl.

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twindad
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So, I dated a girl in HS named Lilian Recksiek, whose older sister was named Anna Louise. Ironically, she was a little heavy. Lili, on the other hand was very slightly built.

TD

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I once knew someone named Rita Buk (pronounced "Book"). Ouch.

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Seaboe Muffinchucker
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I knew a woman once whose surname was Dealey, pronounced "daily."

Her fiance's surname was Spieker, prounounced "speaker."

A coworker of hers, not thinking of how the names were pronounced, asked whether she was going to hyphenate her name.

Her response was no way. She didn't want to go through life as FN "daily speaker."

And a classmate of my father's back in the 30s was Violet May Wilt.

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My husband has a cousin that was the only boy out of 5 kids. His name is Richard Long.
He lived with us at one point and every day someoen would call for him while he was at work. Once, the curiousity of the caller got the better of him and he asked what Richard went by, was it Richard, Rick, Ricky, or Dick. I said I didn't know, because the guy was only my tenant. He's like, "You know why I asked don't you," barely able to contain his laughter; I hung up. Some people have some nerve.

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My husband has a cousin that was the only boy out of 5 kids. His name is Richard Long.
He lived with us at one point and every day someoen would call for him while he was at work. Once, the curiousity of the caller got the better of him and he asked what Richard went by, was it Richard, Rick, Ricky, or Dick. I said I didn't know, because the guy was only my tenant. He's like, "You know why I asked don't you," barely able to contain his laughter; I hung up. Some people have some nerve.

I know of a Dick Longest. I also knew a Scott Free and his sister Ilean Free. I think her name was spelled i-l-e-a-n because their father was a butcher.

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I know this will sound like a joke but it isn't. Not so much a baby name. But I had a teacher in high school, "Mr. Dick". Well one day his wife came in and he introduced her. "Class meet my wife Anita" We all started laughing. Took him like 20 minutes to calm us down. Well she married him..... [lol]
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Originally posted by Arts Myth:
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Originally posted by Rehcsif Mit:
I think I've mentioned this already but I went to school with a Richard Everhard (hint: "Dick" is short for Richard)

-Tim

A FOAF's parents named him Richard, too. Way to ensure a torment-free childhood for your son, Mr. and Mrs. Head...

My older brother's name is Thomas, and mine is Richard but, for some reason, my parents didn't decide to call my younger brother "Harold."

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There was until recently a senior politician in NSW, Australia called The Honourable Mr Richard Face. His staff knew that if ever he heard them mention the word "Dick" they would be sacked. But it wasn't his parents' fault, but his own! They christened him John Richard Face, but he chose to be known as Richard.

Oh and my great-grandfather was one of 3 brothers called Tom, Dick and Harry.

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A couple of years ago I was leaving Wal-Mart when I called for my son over my shoulder. The woman next to me stopped and commented how much she liked my sons' name.
I said "Excuse me?"
She said, "Kumonji, that really pretty."
I smiled, shook my head and said, "No, no. My sons' name is RJ, I call him J for short. I was saying 'Come-On-J'."
She turned beet red and made a hasty exit. I chuckled all the way home.

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If you sound out Urhines Kendell Icy Eight Special K, It sounds like: Your Highness, Kendell, I see ate Special K.
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I really know a Wendy Anne Rainey.
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My dad worked with a guy who named his 3 daughters Sherry, Brandy, and Anisette. By the way, my dad worked in a brewery.

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Originally posted by penna:
the owner of loblaw's food chain is Bob Loblaw..

I believe this is a UL/joke. If you look at www.loblaws.ca there is a history of how the store started (founded by T.P. Loblaw and Justin Cork) and the changes it has gone through since its founding. There's no mention of "bob" or even "robert" anywhere on the site, according to google. If you can prove me wrong, please feel free to do so.

Judy

ETA: typo

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TrishDaDish
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I think I may be incredible thick, because I don't get what "Bob Loblaw" is supposed to sound like, so I'm missing the joke. [Frown]

In perpetuating ULs, last night I saw Lewis Black give a concert in town, and he told of how a doctor came to him after a show and said someone had named their baby Shithead, and how when he traveled the country on tour, he heard the same name pop up in two other states.

He also did a routine about cell phones and "a man with a hook", but that's another topic...

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Brandi
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I think I may be incredible thick, because I don't get what "Bob Loblaw" is supposed to sound like, so I'm missing the joke. [Frown]

I wasn't sure either 'til I said it out loud: "blah blah blah"...
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Kitsune26
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I recently was addressing envelopes at work and came across Alan Wrench.
Have also found Jesus several times.
[Big Grin]

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Originally posted by Brandi:
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Originally posted by TrishDaDish:
I think I may be incredible thick, because I don't get what "Bob Loblaw" is supposed to sound like, so I'm missing the joke. [Frown]

I wasn't sure either 'til I said it out loud: "blah blah blah"...
I gather from the Loblaws website that it's a Canadian thing, specifically an Ontario thing. Having grown up in Toronto, I've heard the "Bob Loblaws" joke as long as I can remember. And yes, you've got the essence of the joke. Us Torontonians are a simple folk [Big Grin]

Judy

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not really funny in anyway. Just wanted to throw me and my father name out there.

Mine - "Iolo"
dad - "Ieuan"

Theres no sexual reference at all, just posting them
for the obsurdity of them to you guys (although here in Wales they are both rather common) and in the hopes you might be able to cheer me up.

(btw, pronounced - "yo-low" and "yeuy-ann")

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Originally posted by Kitsune26:
I recently was addressing envelopes at work and came across Alan Wrench.
Have also found Jesus several times.
[Big Grin]

Jesus is common here in Tucson. I *did* once work with a Refugio, though.

kitap

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There is a picture in my local paper of some high school kids that are doing a play at our theater. One of the boys is named Colt.
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Kitsune26
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Ah, but my dear kitap, it is not so common in Oregon.
The main chuckle comes from the "have you found Jesus " that gets asked on random street corners 'round here.
Or "have you found Cheez-wiz?" as one such street preacher says it.

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The main chuckle comes from the "have you found Jesus " that gets asked on random street corners 'round here.
Last year my daughter's soccer team had so many boys named Juan, if the coach called out something to "Juan" the kids would all respond in unison, "Which Juan?"
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I once taught at a school where a student had the last name Porcue (pronounced "pork you) -- unfortunately, her parents in their infinite wisdom named her Amanda. The first time I heard her paged over the intercom, I assumed that a student was playing a prank: "Excuse me, we're looking for a man to pork you..."
[Confused]

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The South African Symphonic Orchestra conductor's name is Richard Cock. You make sure you call him Richard - nothing else.

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I also work in medical records. Never fails to amaze me what people are willing to name their children. My favorite so far is Unique. Because if there's another one her in her class, that means her name is Unique...but it isn't.

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Roadie
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A few years ago, one of our local football teams had two kids named Jose. The announcer called the senior "Hose A" and the sophomore "Hose B".

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One of my uncles has a stepson who named his kid Lucifer. I'm not making this up either.
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Lotta Palaver
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Okay, this has got to be a UL, especially since I've heard this story more than once. How about you guys? This one's been around for awhile and very unPC:

A woman of a certain ethnicity had just given birth to a baby girl. As she and her baby were preparing to leave the hospital, the nurse came in and said, "Ma'am, before you leave, you need to finish filling out this birth certificate form."

The mom said, "well I ain't thought of a name yet."

The nurse said, "well you better hurry up and think of one" and left the room.

The woman filled out the form and decided to use the name she thought the doctor had given the child since it was printed on her ankle band. The woman thought the baby's name was pronounced "FEM-ALI" and that's how she introduced her baby to everyone. On the child's birth certificate, her name is spelled "FEMALE", which is exactly what her mother wrote on the form.

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Almost-a-chow: a few variations here - http://www.snopes.com/racial/language/names.htm

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I have a neighbor whose name is Richard Cumming... and no he doesn't go by Richard, Rick, or Ricky....lol.

It's amazing, isn't it, the number of perverse connotations that can be linked to the first name Richard!

Sia..."No, please, call me Dick"...wasi

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I know a Richard Cox, a Jim Pancake and now work with a guy whose last name is 'SPOO' - I SWEAR it!

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In the Philippines there are a lot of people whose 'legal' name is either "Baby Boy" or "Baby Girl"!
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